"A great book...a landmark in American literature."--Chicago Sun-Times Welcome to Derry, Maine... It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.... They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-u
Author Stephen King
Published Date 1987
ISBN 0451169514 9780451169518
Featured on...See all 8 lists
bonnie_gabel shared a tip "My first King book. Scared the dickens out of me! Much scarier then both movie versions."
zach_gallegos shared a tip "An absolute brick of a book, the book is significantly better than the films"
lyndon_bray shared a tip "Fantastic read! Horrifically descriptive and captivating! Especially love the time sequences when they are children."
amanda_dalton_1993 shared a tip "I don’t read horror books but my husband does and this is one of his favourites"
bea_2061 shared a tip "Loved the book so much it scared the bajezzus out me and the movie the original and remake didn't miss the mark"
natalie_chiribao shared a tip "Np!"
unprotectedlex shared a tip "it’s a slow read, but it’s a classic."
michealia_vanscoy shared a tip "I am thinking about reading Stephen King's books again. I know I have forgotten so much!!!"
karen_hammerling shared a tip "It’s very good."
kalea_mcfadden shared a tip "I'm reading 11/22/63"
michi_doane shared a tip "No favorite. There's just too many that I like."
tye_roberts shared a tip "Definitely"
ghostie_gal shared a tip "Starting reading it but never finished…the writing was a bit of a drag! ⭐️⭐️⭐️/⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
jayde_milligan-rodriguez shared a tip "Could not put the book down."
julie_b_5706 shared a tip "Yep, made me NOT like clowns. Very much. A lot. Still."
cheryl_wooten shared a tip "Like most, the book is better than the movie."
bee_morgan shared a tip "A hard read but a awesome book"
bella_armbruster shared a tip "Honestly just one of the best story lines of anything I’ve ever read. Both movie adaptations are wonderful as well."
alexis_smith_2854 shared a tip "All three of them"
patrick_cuauro shared a tip "I watched the movie long time ago and the new one also, but I haven't read the book"
samantha_knuver shared a tip "Ughhhhh!!! Stephen King is the best! So much detail and suspence!"
victoria_pelton shared a tip "Part coming of age story, part science fiction horror lol I enjoyed it."
tolga shared a tip "Well, I haven't really read a lot of horrors, but the Lorien Legacies (sci-fi) has to be my favorite book series of all time."
ashley_trankle shared a tip "It’s waaayy darker than I expected and although it was devastatingly long, it kept my interest all the way through."
cassandra_huston shared a tip "Yess it's a long read but so much better than the movie"
klowncorpse shared a tip "One of my favorites"
erin_dickerson_8311 shared a tip "Currently reading Howl’s Moving Castle, not exactly the same genre, though!"
mauricio_moreno shared a tip "Yeah but I saw the old movie before the book. I like the book more though. I wish they woulda added more stuff from the book."
jolie_hoyle shared a tip "Yeah it was pretty great (I'm not too much of a stickler on book to movie differences)"
amanda_novakovic shared a tip "I really liked the part where they were walking through the sewers to it's lair"
daniel_bartholomew-poyser shared a tip "I did! Loved it!!"
troy_pennock shared a tip "can you trust a clown"
karen_larsen_7318 shared a tip "Yes, definitely 😉"
angela_campbell_5739 shared a tip "I thought it was. It was long though. Needful things was my favorite King"
mary_clarke_7988 shared a tip "It’s a classic it my book.... I just recently listened to the book and really enjoyed it as well."
hannah_blood_3716 shared a tip "I'm actually just barely finishing IT right now! What about you?"
megan_glover_9961 shared a tip "I'm enjoying The Stand a lot so far! Another one of Kings larger novels!"
kalyn_davis_8499 shared a tip "I'm currently reading two series about the afterlife and wars"
raquel_martinez_2209 shared a tip "The Godfather"
genia_graves shared a tip "One of my all time favorites by Stephen King is Under the Dome!"
desi_carlucci shared a tip "I just finished imaginary friend which was crazy. I loved it."
akapeaches66_daniel shared a tip "👍🏽Stephen King is brilliant. One of my favorite authors. I read IT when I was 14 yrs old 🤭"
lily_3103 shared a tip "I loved the book An Ember in the ashes"
duck_lives_matter shared a tip "Buttyful"
abbyyyy shared a tip "Yes! If you like gore this is for you! It may be long but it is worth it 😊"
savanna_ivan_7775 shared a tip "I like it because it is so scary"
sin_aubertin shared a tip "No. I liked the ethereal ending. Would you?"
fraser_holmes_4632 shared a tip "I do like the book over the first movie. The second movie was better"
lostzom_b shared a tip "Absolutely. The book is still above and beyond both movies and the 80's mini series."
neva_williams shared a tip "At the moment I'm reading the adventures of Sherlock Holmes"
lindsayw24 shared a tip "I enjoy many but I'm really into the Vampire Academy series as well as the Crazy Rich Asian series"
doug_terranova shared a tip "It's pretty good as far as creepy horror goes!"
hayley_lynn_7788 shared a tip "Absolutely the penelopiad I love it so much and the undertones of female rage"
emma_donestevez shared a tip "Went a little off the rails at the end but otherwise a great read."
oshen_apreciado shared a tip "This book has so many twist, and turns SO MUCH that I LOVE IT!"
jamie_bledsaw shared a tip "It's a very long read but it's worth it. I suggest the hardcover copy so it doesn't end up tearing"
joe_goodman shared a tip "I personally don’t have one, except that I like the first half of the book better."
josie_geary shared a tip "Very, very long lol"
lindsey_oliver shared a tip "The movies and the books are quite different. Books are a lot darker. Haha"
sarah_bryant_1451 shared a tip "Probably the weirdest coming of age story ever written! For fans of King's Dark Tower series, a must read."
reyna_rios shared a tip "Yes the first part"
mackenna_kanzig shared a tip "YES! i love the original but the new ones are so sinister! 🤩 i love my scary movies!"
krystina_hartigan shared a tip "Yes!"
dumb_idiot420 shared a tip "Amazing! Its kinda long but if u have the time, differently check it out"
larry_jones_8384 shared a tip "Pennywise permeates the pages, it's an amazing and horrific ride."
Unweildyllama shared a tip "My favorite S. King book is the Green Mile"
jasmin_munoz_5666 shared a tip "I love King's style of writing."
crystal_johnson_5000 shared a tip "Anything really. Basically if it catches my eye I will read it. But Stephen King is my all time favorite author."
josh_man shared a tip "Yes. The ending of this book is very intriguing, and is worth a read. Only if you like horror though"
gifted_scopes shared a tip "Better than the movies as it usually is, excluding the out of this world ending"
nusrath_sultana shared a tip "I have! 😊 i prefer the classic one over the new ones that came out"
margarita_agadzanjane shared a tip "Its close, I like movie because of actor who plays Pennywise. Book has more deeper details and description"
martha_pinon shared a tip "Yes, but I haven't finished the book. Don't blame me. Some day thus year I will finish it. 😂👍"
melissa_freeman_4595 shared a tip "..."
m_a_1584 shared a tip "An incredible story you must read before you die."
harlie_tha_graves shared a tip "A truly terrifyingly good story!"
max_almaguer shared a tip "@sarahlong21 Brother by Ania Ahlborn is pretty good!!"
kate_pearce shared a tip "It is fantastically disturbing in every way!"
sophia_pappas shared a tip "I’ll admit I’ve only seen the movies but I have the book just haven’t read it yet"
merissa_clark shared a tip "I didnt have a favorite part i loved the entire book"
nicole_rotundo shared a tip "It's really an amazing read!"
roseann_geib shared a tip "Johnathan Livingsto Seagull. Its older but its fantastic"
stephanie_connor shared a tip "Didn’t have a favorite part but I loved how it went back and forth between the past and the present"
charity_kinsella shared a tip "Amazing read!"